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Re: HTTP/2 Expression of luke-warm interest: Varnish

From: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:05:05 -0700
Message-ID: <CAP+FsNdJciE+r6PiyBzh4tgpDj0Vg6+9UkuF_7c+9ZMjgzo7Yg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>wrote:

> In message <
> CAP+FsNfBaUGyrynwkWtNA6u-7P43kr0xrs3JZgJ+KYKQKrwVCg@mail.gmail.com>
> , Roberto Peon writes:
> >> SPDY does nothing to address problems like User-Agent, Cookie,
> >> ASCII representation of timestamps, it just throws it all
> >> into deflate and hopes for the best.
> >
> >It is just a start. If we'd attempted all of that in the beginning I think
> >we'd have a failed effort by now.
> Which is why I applaud SPDY as a damn good prototype, which taught us
> a lot, for instance that shoving everything into deflate showed that
> it matters how big requests are, and that there are significant gains
> to be had.
> What we should do now is throw the prototype away, and design a
> serialization of HTTP which is as if not more efficient than deflate,
> and which is less hostile to HTTP routers less prone to DoS
> exploitation, and takes less memory footprint (code&data) to implement.

We're all here to try to do that, as far as I know.   :)

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